Dust off your dancing shoes and tickle your toes for a lekker langarm sokkie with Tommy Dell and band on 14 April 2012, 7PM at the Sandbaai Hall.
The event is sponsored by Whale Coast Media and Leapfrog Property Group and will be hosted to create awareness for OneSight South Africa, part of a worldwide organization that provides vision care and eyewear to those less fortunate.
Tickets are available from Leapfrog in Hermanus and Onrus as well as the Whale Coast Media office in the Hemel-&-Aarde Village at R75 per person.
Bring your own snacks. A cash bar is available at the venue.
Help to spread the vision and donate reading glasses at the door which will be distributed in the local community.
Whale Coast Media representative:
Yolandi de Wet
028 316 1177 082 772 7519
Leapfrog Property Group:
028 313 2658
083 308 3002
Just 6 km outside the well known little town Greyton lies another small town Genadendal ( valley of grace). Genadendal is the first an d oldest mission station in South Africa, founded by Georg Schmidt in 1738 when he came to settle in the Baviaanskloof of the Riviersonderend Mountains. After 7 years of dedicated work in South Africa, Georg Schmidt was send back to his home country.
Only in 1792 was the Moravians granted permission to return and continue with Georg Schmidt’s work.
Genadendal is also home to South Africa’s first teachers training college, the college showed great potential back in the day and if note close down in 1926, Genadendal might have turned into a small Stellenbosch. The College was closed down on argument that the local coloured people could be of better use employed on surrounding farms and thus needed no education.
Genadendal has not change much over the years it’s almost as if the town was frozen in time, its streets are line with little white washed houses, and beautiful big trees.
Genadendal has looked after it self over the years preserving its history for us to see, buildings like the Old Watermill, The Moravian Church and the Mission Press is what gives character to this little historic town.
Genadendal dit not only play a big role in the History of the Overberg but in the History of South Africa, No, wonder Nelson Mandela named his Cape Town residence after it.
The first man to set foot on the Cape Agulhas was the well known character from our history books Bartholomew Diaz, who in 1488 raised his cross to mark his landing here. And its here that Bartholomew Diaz made his mark in 1488, that one of the first three lighthouses of South Africa was build. Today the Cape L’Agulhas Light house is the second oldest light house in South Africa that is still in working condition.
The Cape L’Agulhas lighthouse first showed his light on the 1 March 1849. The light was fuelled by the tail-fat of sheep in those days. Only in 1905 did they install an oil-burning lantern, and then again in 1929 the oil-burner was replaced with petroleum. Seven years later it was replaced again this time by a four-kilowatt electric lamp that was powered by a diesel generator.
In 1968 we thought the light house has had its last days as it was shut down dew to the building that was in a bad condition, five years later the building was declared a national monument and also the Western Cape provincial heritage site. With the Help of Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum and the Local Council the building was restored, renovated and open its doors to the public again in 1988.
Today the lighthouse consist of a museum that use to be the keepers house and a small restaurant were you can enjoy a cup of coffee after you have climb the 27m high tower stairs to get to the top for one of the most spectacular views ever.
Coming from Cape Town You get welcomed into the Overberg by the beautiful Elgin Valley, and nested in this unbelievable part of the Overberg lies the Town Grabouw.
Grabouw started on a farm ‘Grietjiesgat’ owned by William langschmidt, who started the community around his wife’s little trading store. Willaim named Grabouw after a German town Grabow.
Years Later the Moleno Brothers came to the area and it’s potential, the two brothers started buying the surrounding land and started with, what today is South Africa’s largest single fruit export production, the Molento brothers also played their part in the development of the town buy donating some of their land.
Also a local resident is Edmond Lombardi who put Grabouw on the map when he created the famous fruit juice drink he called “Appetiser” and introduced it to the market in 1966.
Elgin Valley also internationally called the ‘valley of apples’ is not only known for apples but produces some of South Africa finest wine, has amazing restaurants in the valley and quiet a variety of activities for the nature junkies.